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Nuevo Leon Restaurant

#815 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2803
+1 312-421-1517
07:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The workers here need to take sanitation courses or something like that. I saw workers clean overfilled take out containers with their fingers. yikes. they need to be cleaner. Beans are too fatty. You can have refried beans without using lard.

Thank lsvlz
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

What a wonderful place the new restaurant that replaced Nuevo Leon and is situated across the street. The food was excellent. They had a trio playing. The decor is old world Mexico.

Thank Remlivni
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I see reviews that are 4 weeks ago but the last time I drove by they were still shuttered. Are they open again? Are they in a new location? I was sad to see the fire on TV for the families and all of the friendly people put our of work. But also for my own selfish reason that I... More 

Thank SteveGolden
Atlanta, GA
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463 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Nuevo Leon seemed like a locals place to eat Mexican when we went with family on a Friday night. They treated us very well. They bring out all sorts of little appetizers and a small dessert, so it is a lot of food. The entree portions are big, too. The food was very good, though we've had better. The drinks... More 

Thank ATL-travel71
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Simply delicious and homemade. Just about every dish is very good. Fajitas are very filling. My fav is the tacos y Sabinas.

Thank Shelly60602
Saint Johns, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I took a group of 20 people from Lansing, Michigan to Chicago for a visit. I chose Nuevo León Restaurant for our lunch based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. We had such a great experience! The service was fast, efficient and friendly. The food- DELICIOUS! Everyone in our group was impressed with his/her meal. I highly recommend Nuevo León... More 

Thank rosaura01
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I was in the mood for fajitas, so me and a colleague stop in. The sizzling dish came heaping with chicken, peppers, onions, rice and a side of beans. It was way more than I could finish, and tasted great. Definitely one of the best meals I've had. I'll go out of my way to come back.

1 Thank J C M
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

If I was to be sentenced to death and given one last meal it would be here. The only issue is what to have. It's all amazing. Every time I come home to Chicago I visit this place at least once. Go to the Mexican cultural museum as well.

1 Thank twellens
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We got a takeaway burrito and a enchilada something.. They were quick and food was awesome. Definitely I ll try other recipes as well to confirm this review. The only big con is that they didn't (I don't know if it was a temporary problem or it s their policy ) accept cards but only cash. I saw they also... More 

Thank Roberto P
Chicago, Illinois, Usa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

the staff is checking on you constantly, to make sure you don't need anything. they are very patient and understanding, if you have question they will answer them. and the food is amazing and for the price it is well worth it!!! my favorite is the enchiladas de mole con picadillo con queso amarillio!!! and they give a sample just... More 

1 Thank Americanhero123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Pilsen
  • Neighbourhood: Pilsen
  • Phone Number: +1 312-421-1517

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?